Education Department says improvements have been made to ELL policy

12/16/2012 | Education Week

The federal government devotes $750 million a year in funding to aid English language learners, who now represent about 10% of the student population, veteran education reporter Lesli Maxwell writes in this blog. However, some advocates and parents in the Latino community worry that the U.S. Department of Education is less focused on ELL needs than in the past and has reduced the authority of the office of language acquisition. The department contends it has made resources more easily available and efficient.

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